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Why elections require special vigilance

Terrorist attacks have often been launched during campaign time, and opposition leaders are more vulnerable.

The dominant view, based on traditional wisdom, in the security and intelligence community is that there is an in-built threat which any person who holds a constitutional post faces and, therefore, the levels of protection to such leaders need to be higher than those for anyone else.  C R sasikumar The dominant view, based on traditional wisdom, in the security and intelligence community is that there is an in-built threat which any person who holds a constitutional post faces and, therefore, the levels of protection to such leaders need to be higher than those for anyone else. C R sasikumar
Written by P K Hormis Tharakan | Updated: April 1, 2014 8:46 am

or  the opposition, in the run-up to the elections (or at any other time). The recent arrests show that our intelligence and security officials are maintaining a high state of alert, but they must continue to be cautious and remain alive to the flipside of success, which is the tendency to lower one’s guard.

The writer is a former chief of the Research and Analysis Wing.

First Published on: April 1, 2014 12:15 amSingle Page Format
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